Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (1874-11-30 1965-01-24) was a British politician. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953.
Found 180 thoughts of Winston Churchill

We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire...give us the tools and we will finish the job.

Winston Churchill

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

Winston Churchill

I am not sure I should have dared to start; but I am sure that I should not have dared to stop.

Winston Churchill

Eating words has never given me indigestion.

Winston Churchill

The English never draw a line without blurring it.

Winston Churchill

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said-namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.

Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.

Winston Churchill

Great and good are seldom the same man.

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It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

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The latest refinements of science are linked with the cruelties of the Stone Age.

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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Winston Churchill

I gather, young man, that you wish to be a member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.

Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

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A hopeful disposition is not the sole qualification to be a prophet.

Winston Churchill

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.

Winston Churchill

A joke is a very serious thing.

Winston Churchill

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most times he will pick himself up and carry on.

Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.

Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use the pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time; a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.

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History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

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The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.

Winston Churchill

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered with a searching but at the same time with a steady eye.

Winston Churchill

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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